Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks by Spyros A. Sofos; Roza Tsagarousianou;

By Spyros A. Sofos; Roza Tsagarousianou;

Islam in Europe delves into the day-by-day workouts of ecu Muslim groups so that it will offer a greater realizing of what it potential to be a ecu Muslim at the present time. rather than positing specific definitions of being Muslim, this quantity invitations and encourages a various physique of 735 informants from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the united kingdom to mirror on who they're and at the which means and position Islam has in such concerns. Drawing upon vast fieldwork and suggesting novel methods of seeing the phenomenon of eu Islam and the continent's Muslim groups, Islam in Europe examines how via their practices, discourses, head to head and mediated interplay, ecu Muslims build notions or identification, organization, harmony and belonging, or how they negotiate and redefine faith, culture, authority and cultural authenticity. Theoretically and methodologically leading edge, Islam in Europe makes an important contribution to higher realizing eu Islam and Europe's Muslims.

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The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in by Stephen Schwartz

By Stephen Schwartz

EISBN-13: 978-1-4000-7629-1

Since its formation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been governed by way of interdependent households. The Al Sa’uds keep watch over politics and the descendants of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab impose Wahhabism—a violent, fanatical perversion of the pluralistic Islam practiced through such a lot Muslims. Stephen Schwartz argues that Wahhabism, vigorously exported with assistance from Saudi oil cash, is what incites Palestinian suicide bombers, Osama bin weighted down, and different Islamic terrorists in the course of the world.

Schwartz finds the hypocrisy of the Saudi regime, whose reasonable facade conceals state-sponsored repression and terrorism. He additionally increases troubling questions about Wahhabi infiltration of America’s Islamic group and approximately U.S. oil businesses sanitizing Saudi Arabia’s picture for the West. This sharp research and eye-opening disclose illuminates the historical past to the September eleventh terrorist assaults and provides new methods for U.S. coverage towards its closest best friend within the heart East.

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Syria-Iran Axis: Cultural Diplomacy and International by Nadia von Maltzahn

By Nadia von Maltzahn

Because the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the shut alliance among Syria and Iran has persisted for over 3 many years, in line with geopolitical pursuits among the 2 states and infrequently framed within the language of resistance. In view in their powerful dating at a state-level, what have Syria and Iran every one been doing to foster renowned trade and hire cultural instruments to construct a picture within the different nation? The Syria-Iran Axis examines the motivations, content material and achieve of cultural international relations among Syria and Iran to figure out to what measure the 2 companions were winning in bridging their global perspectives and political outlooks. by means of analysing the level to which a state-directed cultural alternate can foster bilateral family within the heart East, Nadia von Maltzahn bargains a special research of the formation of overseas coverage and international relations within the zone.

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A Simple Koran: Readable and Understandable by Bill Warner

By Bill Warner

The normal Koran is prepared via size of bankruptcy. The longest bankruptcy is before everything and the shortest chapters are on the finish. This makes it complicated and tough to appreciate. you can now learn and comprehend A basic KORAN. The phrases of the Koran are woven again into the ancient lifetime of Mohammed. on the contrary, the Koran did spread over the process Mohammed's life.

A easy KORAN recreates the ancient order of the Koran of Mohammed's day. the 1st chapters begin with Mohammed's first recitations and the final chapters are these he recited sooner than he died. Mohammed's existence supplies the Koran readability and that means. It turns into a robust, epic tale. learn A uncomplicated KORAN. it's going to swap how you see the world's events.

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The Wahhabis Seen Through European Eyes 1772-1830: Deists by Giovanni Bonacina

By Giovanni Bonacina

Within the Wahhabis noticeable via ecu Eyes (1772-1830) Giovanni Bonacina deals an account of the early reactions in Europe to the increase of the Wahhabi flow in Arabia. quite often pictured these days as a kind of Muslim fundamentalism, the Wahhabis looked as if it would many ecu witnesses because the creators of a deistic revolution with severe political results for the Ottoman ancien regime. They have been visible both within the gentle of up to date occasions in France, or as Islamic theological reformers within the mildew of Calvin, opposing a longtime church and devotional traditions. those audacious yet interesting makes an attempt to interpret the unknown when it comes to the higher recognized are illustrated in Bonacina’s publication.

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Islamic Life and Thought by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This choice of essays via the most effective identified modern Muslim students writing in English covers many points of Islamic lifestyles and notion. the writer has introduced jointly stories facing the sensible in addition to highbrow elements of Islam in either their old and modern truth. The modern value of topics similar to faith and secularism, the which means of freedom, and the culture of Islamic technology and philosophy is given specific realization.

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Tracing the Discourses of Terrorism: Identity, Genealogy and by Ondrej Ditrych

By Ondrej Ditrych

This specified, historic examine explores how states have articulated statements approximately terrorism because the Nineteen Thirties and what impact those discourses have had on international politics. Ditrych's research demanding situations tested understandings of terrorism, delivering a brand new conceptualization of ways terrorism discourse emerged historically.

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Islam und die deutsche Gesellschaft by PD Dr. Dirk Halm, Dr. Hendrik Meyer (auth.), Dirk Halm,

By PD Dr. Dirk Halm, Dr. Hendrik Meyer (auth.), Dirk Halm, Hendrik Meyer (eds.)

Der Islam ist nach dem Christentum die zweitgrößte Glaubensgemeinschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Im Vergleich zu anderen Einwanderungsländern hat die Anerkennung der Notwendigkeit, Muslime dauerhaft zu integrieren, in Deutschland jedoch verspätet stattgefunden. Es zeigt sich, in welch großem Maße interessengeleitete Diskurse die gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit überdecken. Vor diesem Hintergrund unternimmt das vorliegende Buch den Versuch, einen wissenschaftlich objektivierten Blick auf die muslimische Lebenswirklichkeit und die Interaktionen der Muslime mit der deutschen Aufnahmegesellschaft zu werfen. Konkret wird nach dem Kenntnisstand über die muslimische Bevölkerung in Deutschland gefragt und nach den wesentlichen Themen, die ihr Verhältnis zur Mehrheitsgesellschaft bestimmen. Somit unternimmt der Sammelband den Versuch, aus dem deutschen Islamdiskurs der letzten Jahre zentrale und gesicherte Befunde zu extrahieren. Er bezieht sich dabei größtenteils auf empirische Forschungsprojekte zu den Muslimen und ihrem Verhältnis zur deutschen Gesellschaft. So entsteht schließlich ein aktuelles und realistisches Gesamtbild des Verhältnisses von Aufnahmegesellschaft und Muslimen. ​

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